Halloween night was a success in this house. When you have a ‘tween that is able to fill a complete king-size pillow case with candy, you have a lot of sweets on your hands. Of course we believe in the Halloween Parent Tax. Children pay their parents 10% of the candy. This teaches true life skills.
So what are we going to do with all this candy? This year we chopped up some of our favorite chocolate bars and made cookies. And wow!! The boys are wanting cookies instead of the multiple packages of candy. It is a win!
We chopped up Snickers, Twix Bars, Kit-Kats, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. And then added in M&Ms for topping. And it is a game when we bite into our yummy cookies- what candy did I just eat!
Halloween Candy Turned Cookies
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 oz cream cheese
1 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup white sugar
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups of chopped chocolate candy (Kit-Kat, Snickers, Reese’s Cups, Hershey bars, Twix)
½ cup m & m’s for the top
Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a medium bowl mix together flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
In a large bowl cream together butter, cream cheese, brown sugar and white sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla extract. Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients until flour is fully mixed.
Fold in chocolate candy. Using a mini cookie scoop, scoop out dough balls and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet.
Press a few m&m’s gently into the dough ball. Bake for 11-13 minutes. You want them to have a golden brown edge. If they don’t look quit done, it’s okay. Remove cookies from oven and let cookies sit on the pan for about 2-3 minutes. Place cookies on a cooling rack to finish cooling. Store in airtight container.
Serve with milk and enjoy!